Image: Winter 2011-12 Opening Party. Photo by OhhhJoeyPhotography.

School Visits

Elementary, secondary and post-secondary school groups are encouraged to book a tour with our trained Gallery Attendants. Please review the following tour options:

Tour


Arranged tours are $3 per person. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, and cover all 3 exhibitions on view. Tours must be booked at least 1 week in advance. To schedule an arranged tour, please complete our tour request form or call 416.973.4949. 
 
  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by gallery staff who will assist your group’s check-in and store any coats and personal belongings.

  • On the tour, we will share highlights of our current exhibitions and facilitate interactive discussions on contemporary art.   

  • Group size is kept to approximately 20 people. For larger groups, additional staff will be present to organize and lead smaller groups.

  • Tours last approximately 45 minutes. 

  • In general, 1 hour and 30 minutes allows enough time for additional browsing through the gallery and a visit to our Gallery Shop.

  • The Power Plant does not have a restaurant, but there are a variety of places to eat in the area. Please click here to explore our neighbourhood, find directions to the gallery, and learn more about gallery etiquette.


Tour + Hands-on Activity


Tours can be paired with an optional hands-on art-making activity. These workshops can be modified to best suit your group’s age level and needs, and are tailored to each exhibition. Tours with an added activity last approximately 2 hours.These workshops must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, and can only be booked Mondays through Fridays. The cost of a guided tour with a hands-on activity is $12 per student.To schedule an hands-on activity and tour, please complete our tour request form or call 416.973.4949.

Our Winter 2019 hands-on activity options are:

SHAPES IN THE SHADOWS
In this workshop, students will explore how Omar Ba cleverly combines colour, texture and pattern to depict the animals and plants in his paintings. Using simple shapes and lines, students draw animal portraits on black paper while learning how to depict textures like fur, feathers and scales. Once their drawings are complete, students will add a splash of colour to their work with pencil crayons and chalk pastels.

FEATURED FACES
In our Featured Faces workshop, students will explore Alicia Henry’s interest in portraiture, expressions and identity. Students will learn how to combine line and shape to draw 2D self-portraits and then accessorize their 2D portraits with a variety of textured materials such as fabric, zippers and buttons.

MONSTER MASHUPS
Students will discover the hybrid, monstrous and fantastical creatures in Shuvinai Ashoona’s Mapping Worlds exhibition. Shuvinai’s inspiration for her drawings comes from the people, animals and landscape of her home in Kinngait, Nunavut. In this workshop, students will sculpt colourful clay monsters by combining elements of animals from their local landscapes and beyond!
 
  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by gallery staff who will assist your group’s check-in and store any coats and personal belongings.

  • Gallery Staff will lead your group through the hands-on art-making activity, which will be tailored to your group’s age level and needs.

  • Group size is between a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 25. We also suggest 1 chaperone for every 20 students.

  • The tour will last approx 15 to 30 minutes, and will cover one exhibition, followed by the hands-on activity that will last approx 1 hour and 30 minutes.

  • Tours with an added activity last approximately 2 hours in total.

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